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PBT assessment: overall result

PBT status:
the substance is PBT / vPvB

It is concluded that the substance meets the criteria for a PBT (and a vPvB) substance as outlined in Annex XIII. Biodegradation simulation studies have demonstrated that the mineralisation half-life in both freshwater and marine sediment is >180 days (vP). The substance has a measured BCF in fish of 7816 L/kg (vB) and a 21-day NOEC of 0.005 mg/L with Daphnia (T). In addition, there are a number of data available showing that SCCPs have been detected in the remote Arctic and in marine biota (including top predators such as seals and whales), as summarised in the RAR and Annex XV report (EU, 2000; UK, 2008).